The Aquatic trend was one of the most exciting looks to hit the S/S 12 catwalk. Many top designers embraced the trend including Versace, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. We saw beading and scales, cutting and layering to create majestic ocean waves and jellyfish inspired ruffles. And as soon as Florence Welch performed from a giant seashell at the Chanel SS12 show at Paris FashionWeek last october the scene was set for all things oceanic!
Archive for March, 2012
Another fabulous British brand joins us at IndependentBoutique.com, we welcome the wonderful frillybylily! We chat to designer Lily McCallin about her brand and her latest collection which was inspired by vintage costume jewellery.
How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?
frillybylily jewellery is experimental and thoroughly considered. When it comes to materials and manufacturing methods, the jewellery aims to promote a sustainable and fair way of working. Ethical sourcing and manufacturing is of fundamental importance. Quality is excellent as is value for money. Customers can buy themselves a fashionable, desirable and honest product that tells a story for a competitive price. Read More…..
We are very excited to announce Filipa Oliveira Jewellery Design is the latest luxury brand to join our site. Filipa Oliveira contemporizes the ancient art of filigree which is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork made with twisted threads usually of gold and silver. We chat to designer Filipa about her work, her influences and how her brand has developed. Read More…..
Well well well, what a glorious weekend we’ve just had! We’ve been bathed in sunshine for the most part and it’s got us in mood for long evenings on the beach and hours spent wistfully gazing at the sunset! So we’ve compiled a few little outfit ideas that are perfect for instant sunshine glamour, which would suit seafood dinners on your holidays or a family BBQ right here in good old Blighty!
With the weather warming up we’re in the mood for some new fancy footwear. Get those poor feet out of those winter booties, they’ve been missing the sun on their skin!
Here’s our pick of some of the best Spring footwear IndependentBoutique.com has to offer – from cool sandals to sexy stilettos. Read More…..
Our brands have been receiving lots of press since the beginning of 2012, here are just a few press cuttings – with loads more to follow!
We all work hard, which means we should all play hard too. But it’s not always easy to find that perfect work outfit that can seamlessly make the transition from the office to cocktail bar. So we’ve come up with some great workwear outfit combinations that are practical and sexy.
This first work wear outfit features the beautiful Carmen Dress from Minna who have a superb range of dresses made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles. We’ve paired this dress with a smart tailored Gian blazer from Scaline London and Charlock Chelsea boots from Rae Jones, which have a sturdy cuban heel – ideal if you have some errands to run about town. We added cheeky splashes of red with our accessories, courtesy of Tatty Devine and CcHA London. Read More…..